I suppose if a person has never read "The Explicit Gospel," this book would be great. But I would basically divide the book into two halves. The first half was more or less a summary, less in-depth mind you, of "The Explicit Gospel." Chandler and his co-author unpack the Gospel message and how it applies to the every day Christian. Chandler made some points that go beyond what he seemed to express before concerning concrete salvation that was disappointing. Those points became muddied in the second half of the book when he described the process that he and his church has to take sometimes when a person in the church won't move past an offense or continues to cause them. Chandler speaks to Jesus' model of how to handle these situations and as he describes Jesus stating that a person that will not accept correction and change should be "treated as a Gentile and put out," Chandler curiously states that he and the church do this and treat the individual as if they were an unbeliever. In the first half of the book, Chandler seems to suggest that a person can never become an "unbeliever" once they've believed, but in the second half he explains that to follow Jesus' words of dealing with offense and problems in the body of Christ, he and his church asks individuals to leave and treat them like they've become an unbeliever.
While the book had it's very good points, it is Matt Chandler mind you, the restatement of a previous book and then the confusing application of whether a person is an unbeliever or a believer, and the curious way that the authors seem to parlay the situation, made this book difficult to want to finish. I may go back and read it again at some point to see if maybe I just missed some things. There's a lot Chandler said in the book I do agree with, but there are a few things in there that he left way too ambiguous especially for someone like him who has proven through his writing and preaching that he knows how to explain something down to the brass tacks.
If you've never read "The Explicit Gospel," the first half of the book would probably be good though as I said, Chandler seems to go in a different direction to a degree. The second half has its very good parts, but then leaves much to be desired as well in areas.